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Apple users – install security updates

Lawyers and law firms using Apple products should be install security updates as soon as possible to avoid being vulnerable to spyware. Earlier this week, Citizen Lab at the University of Toronto reported a hack to Apple products, including iPhones, Macs and Apple watches, using a “zero-click” method of hacking your device(s). Apple users should… Read More »

Categories: Legal Technology

Drafting a non-engagement letter

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Phantom clients, those who believe they are represented by you, though the individual has not formally hired or retained you, can lead to a potential claim down the road. If you decline an engagement for legal services or the client chooses not to retain you, the non-engagement should immediately be confirmed in writing by way… Read More »

Categories: Communication Errors, Precedents

Cultivate Your Innovation Mindsets to Build Your Future Practice Today

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The legal services sectors are experiencing a period of rapid, significant change. With the COVID-19 pandemic shining a spotlight on the shortcomings of antiquated parts of our justice system and legal practice models, courts and law firms quickly shifted processes and practices throughout 2020. There’s no turning back. To help you plan for the future… Read More »

Categories: Legal Technology, Career Management, Technology, Wellness and Balance, Law Practice Management

Tips to Prepare for the New Rule Changes

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On January 1, 2021, significant changes to the Rules of Civil Procedure come into force. While you should review the amendments carefully, this article (download as a PDF) include some key practical tips and an overview of the major changes. Key Practice Tips You can now serve documents by email. Confirm that your email address… Read More »

Categories: Civil Litigation, Technology

New rules for virtual signing and the winding down of remote signings of wills and powers of attorney

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As Ontario continues to respond to COVID-19, the temporary provisions permitting the virtual witnessing of wills and powers of attorney are being wound down. However, the government has introduced new legislation and related regulations to permit the virtual commissioning of oaths or declarations. Remote Virtual Signing of Wills and Powers of Attorney The Reopening Ontario… Read More »

Categories: Announcements, Real Estate, Law Practice Management

Lenders accepting wire payments to discharge mortgages.

The practice of delivering certified cheques or bank drafts to lenders to pay off mortgages has been made more difficult with the restrictions implemented during the COVID-19 pandemic. The real estate bar has been asking financial institutions to permit them to pay off client’s mortgages using wire payments in residential purchase and sale transactions. It… Read More »

Categories: Real Estate, Technology

Understanding e-signatures

In an increasingly digitized world – which has been even more rapidly implemented and embraced due to the Covid-19 crisis, calls for moving legal documents towards “e-signing” have become a roar. The pace at which the industry has responded has been staggering. We’ve seen the adoption of virtual commissioning and notarization and virtual witnessing of… Read More »

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